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Sonnen Bets On Belfort Pulling Out Of UFC 152, Says He Will Fight Jones In Canada | UFC NEWS

On why he thinks Dana White called him:

Sonnen: “I think Dana just knew that he called the right guy. It’s just a matter of that. It was a situation where we could help each other. (Host: Dana called you, you didn’t volunteer?) No I didn’t know about it. Dan Henderson is a personal friend, very close and he did not say a word to me. I learned about this when everyone else did. Dana called up and said ‘hey do you want to fight next Saturday?’ My very first word to him was ‘who?’ I couldn’t think. ‘What do you need me for? You have this full card, you have Jones and Henderson and it just never crossed my mind.’ I didn’t know. Then he said ‘Jon Jones’ and I said ‘I’m your guy.”

Who he thinks he will fight next:

Sonnen: “I’ve got an agreement to fight a gentleman named Forrest Griffin on December 29th but I don’t know. Jon Jones has a date on September 22nd and right now he’s fighting Vitor Belfort. Vitor never shows up, Vitor has pulled out of way more fights than he has ever shown up for so if I had to guess you’ll be seeing me fight Jon Jones on September 22nd”

What he makes of Jones not fighting him:

Sonnen: “I don’t know. I hear what their side said and it was just mindboggling for me because it has never happened. He was within his rights to do it. Let’s not forget Jones had an agreement and he was ready to honor his side of the agreement but the agreement changed. The new deal he was presented with he didn’t agree to. That was still a surprise though. That’s just simply never happened, especially when you’re the champion. This whole short notice routine, that doesn’t apply to a guy that is coming off a ten week training camp. The short notice routine is for the guy that was sitting at home or had no idea there was a fight coming up. The change in opponent doesn’t count, it’s the change in the fight. If you don’t know there’s a fight then they notice. It didn’t make sense. Nothing added up that he pulled out. I don’t know. He doesn’t need to be scared of anybody.”

What he would say to Jones:

Sonnen: “If I was to tell Jon Jones something, I would tell him I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. Good news Jon the first punch that I throw at you might not land. The bad news is there are going to be five more coming right after it.”

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19 Comments to Sonnen Bets On Belfort Pulling Out Of UFC 152, Says He Will Fight Jones In Canada | UFC NEWS

  1. Sean McCorkle says:

    Sorry Chael, but I believe that I am in line for the next title shot.

  2. Big J says:

    Good quote at the end, lol! I live right by West Linn, OR, I ought to stop by this cat’s pizza restaurant.

  3. T.DADDY says:

    Sonnen is a beast! Fukk jones pussy ass

  4. 757 says:

    Sonnen talks to much. I can’t stand jones but Vitor would knock his ass out no doubt

  5. Tommy gunnz says:

    Chael talks a lot of crazy shit ,but he’s a true warrior,he has a point tho too.vitor got injured when he was supposed to fight anderson in their first meeting,wanderlei,okami,those are the only ones I can remember.he does pull out of fights a lot cause of an injury.hopefully he has a healthy camp for this fight cause I wanna see jones muscles contracting.

  6. MMA says:

    All hail Sonnen! The bringer of fights, the fearless competitor; the giant amongst men..

    • 757 says:

      The loser who lost twice to the spider!!

      • Klaus steele says:

        Who gives a shit if he lost to Anderson twice? This has nothing to do with Anderson Silva. Get the spider’s dick out of your mouth.

        • yeah. he beated the crap out of silva twice but just came short to winning the fight. the spider is 1 lucky guy to walk away from a fight with chael with the still in his waist. he should change his name to anderson “lucky spider” silva.

        • dogfart says:

          yeah so lucky hes never lost in the ufc and the most accurate striker in mma????

          listen, i like chael and tbh losing to anderson silva is not a bad thing. EVERYONE loses to anderson silva its why hes always being talked about and why people hate on him so much and why he has so many fanbois too.

          I think JBJ is a level above him though, itll be more like a circus act just cos of jones limbs and speed. sonen will be slower and this new weight even though hell be stronger.

          it would be interesting to see what happens though, you never know with chael. he may just shock the world

  7. TrueMMAfan says:

    “he doesnt even watch the super bowl!?”
    “Isnt that illegal?”
    LOL xD

  8. Jim says:

    Anyone that believes the stupid shit coming out of that liars mouth is as stupid as he is. If you don’t think for a minute that he didn’t know Dan was hurt and that was why Chael started talking all kinds of bullshit about Jones out of the blue I don’t know what to tell you. I will give him credit he got Dana to offer him the fight, but Chael is full of shit. Really really wish this dude would go the hell away but for some reason this cheating POS has fans.

  9. Dick Diaz says:

    starting to believe that he may have been secretly training for jones while henderson was hurt 3 weeks away…

  10. Clay says:

    Support this ass beating lol (by jones)

  11. CombatRusse says:

    Fuck Chael Sonnen the biggest looser in MMA history!
    This fucker never won a title during his more than 10 years career!!
    While Jones won the title after 2 years of training, and after beating all UFC’s LHW champions
    Belfort won his first title at 19 years old!!
    I hope that he’ll retire and then disappear from the MMA scene forever
    He is simply bad for the sport

  12. Brett says:

    Sonnens funny! I just hate it when he goes after the legends of the sport like big and lil nog, wandy, vitor etc……

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